Alternative names: Oss, Aza, As, Os
Translation: a god/Odin, mouth
Sound: “A” as in “father”
Associated Concepts and Interpretations
Communication (written, sung, spoken, message)
Counter to chthonic, chaotic energies of Jotnar
Odin (the god)
Associated Rune Poems
(as translated by Bruce Dickins, 1915; public domain)
A number of interpretations are derived from the various runic poems and those associated with this rune (where available) are included below for further consideration.
ᚬ Óss er flæstra færða fǫr; en skalpr er sværða
ᚬ As Estuary is the way of most journeys; but a scabbard is of swords
ᚬ Óss er algingautr ok ásgarðs jöfurr, ok valhallar vísi Jupiter oddviti
Óss - God Aged Gautr and prince of Ásgardr and lord of Vallhalla
ᚩ Os byþ ordfruma ælere spræce, wisdomes wraþu ond witena frofur and eorla gehwam eadnys ond tohiht
Os The mouth is the source of all language, a pillar of wisdom and a comfort to wise men, a blessing and a joy to every knight
last updated: 21 dec 2021
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